Local food bank receives donation

By on March 6, 2019

Feeding America Riverside/San Bernardino has received a $150,000 donation from the Weingart Foundation of Los Angeles.

The regional food bank, which serves more than 100,000 people each month, use the grant for “general operating support,” according to a statement.

“The very mission of our foundation is to advance fairness, inclusion and opportunity for all Southern Californians, especially those in communities like the Inland Empire that are hit hardest with persistent poverty,” said Patricia Watkins, Inland Empire Program Director for the Weingart Foundation, in the statement.

Feeding America Riverside/San Bernardino was founded in 1980. Originally called Survive Food Bank, its first mission was to address hunger and food waste in Riverside and San Bernardino counties.

Today, the food bank distributes more than two million pounds of food every month to more than 400 nonprofit organizations, according to the statement.